Were the search index setup with Adobe Acrobat X?
Not sure, it's a document that I purchased (books) a while ago, so I suppose they weren't....
Adobe Reader X can't use search indexes created with Adobe Acrobat 5.
OK, I understand , guess I'm not sure why this type of situation isn't backward compatible ??
Is there a workaroud or an optional method.
the particular document/s I'm trying to work with is like a Encyclopedia in that the main page shows the various
volumes you might go into (e.g. vol1, vol2 ...) if you go into a certain vol you can search that in the normal method.
However, trying to search the complete work doesn't function, in the help it mentions setting up the index....
Any ideas ?
Acrobat 6 saw Adobe licensing the Search / Catalog index build facility from a different vendor.
When a pre-Acrobat 6 PDF is accessed (by Acrobat 6.x through X) to open the index an alert is presented.
The alert dialog states:
"This index is not compatible with this version of Acrobat. If you rebuild this index, it may not be searchable with older versions of Acrobat. Do you want t overwrite the exisitng file?"
Two options are provided.
--| Overwrite old index
--| Create copy
So, if you've end-users still in Acrobat / Adobe Reader 5.x or older you'd "Create copy" for them.
For users of Acrobat / Adobe Reader 6.x through X you'd then build a new Catalog index.
Or, if older versions is not an issue - use "Overwrite...".
You'd use Acrobat Pro to do this.
All I have is Reader, not Acrobat.
Didn't see the alert dialog you mentioned...